Tantra

Tantra is an ‘upside down’ petit Bordeaux blend that orchestrates the sensuality and sophistication of three benchmark Old World varietals within a New World arrangement.
By elevating varietals traditionally found only in small quantities in Bordeaux blends, this couture Cape offering delivers a hedonistic yet harmonious lifestyle experience sure to please the mind, body and soul.
Gold Medal, 93 points

World Wine Championships

Gold Medal, 90 points

Gilbert & Gaillard International Competition

Gold Medal

Berlin Wine Trophy

Gold Medal

Catavinum World Wine & Spirits Competition

Gold Medal

Vitis Vinifera Awards

WINEMAKER’S NOTES

Vintage: 2006
Varietal: Cabernet Franc (46%) Cabernet Sauvignon (31%) Petit Verdot (23%)
Wine of Origin: Stellenbosch
Winemaker: David John Bate
Production: 7 barrels
Bottle Sizes: 750 ml
Yield (t/ha): 7 t/ha
°Balling/Harvest: 24 û
Alcohol (%/vol): 14.5%
Residual Sugar: 2.5 g/l
TA: 6.6 g/l
VA: 0.83 g/l
FSO2: 23.2 mg/l
pH: 3.63
Oak: 18 months French Oak (Nevers)
Combination of new wood and second fill wood
Medium plus toast
Maturation: Barrel matured with MLF (la malo) in barrels
UPC: 6009812400224 (individual bottles)
SCC: 06009812400231 (cases of 6 bottles)

TASTING NOTES

Appearance

Swirling hues of deep dark garnet extend to a medium purple rim pushing a watery saffron edge. Clear brilliant lustre and luminosity with long legs and notable colour extraction foreshadow a complex and full bodied wine.

Nose

Alluring aromas of black cherries, black plum compote and black liquorice complemented by whispers of cassis and sweet spices with top notes of mocha and melted dark chocolate. Hints of vanilla, cinnamon and freshly rolled long leaf Havana tobacco allude to substantial oak pedigree.

Taste

Firm tannins and crisp acidity uplift fruit within a sensuous and silky mouth filling palate. Early flavours of orchard cherries, spiced black currants, Christmas pudding and Dutch black liquorice yield to mid-palate nuances of pencil shavings and seared meat with trailing notes of roasted red peppers, black peppercorns and cloves. Whispers of caramel and cocoa in a sultry, lingering farewell that touches all your senses.

Tantra 2004 Fact Sheet
Tantra 2005 Fact Sheet
Tantra 2006 Fact Sheet